6/5/12

Tad, kennel!

I have heard that some dogs take to kennel training naturally. I know that some dogs love their kennels, like Walker, who sleeps in his all night with the door open.

I was worried with Tad. I didn't really know exactly what to expect. But, with his aggression and house-abuse, I needed to do something.

A lovely Tad fan donated a large kennel for Tad, and we started.

I had to push Tad in the first day, and he settled down with his chewy and was fine. The second day, Tad went in on command. By the third day, I stood at his crate getting a treat out of the bag and he bolted into Walker's kennel with Walker! I was so excited. This morning Tad went into his crate without being told even before I had the treats. I had my phone and keys in hand, usual leaving the house signal, and he went right in.

You guys, I'm so excited. This alleviates soooo much stress in our house...and I know it's helping Tad.

12 comments:

  1. That's wonderful! What a relief! Good boy, Tadikins!

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  2. Maybe having his 'own space' will help him feel more secure.

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  3. I agree Katherine; he's got his 'safety zone' and he'll feel a lot better.

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  4. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thank a lot for sharing some wonderful information regarding the dog kennels. Enjoyed reading what all you has to share.

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  6. I HAVE NOT HEARD "TAD's" STORY, BUT I ASSUME HE TO WAS A RESCUE? I HOPE YOUR ARTICLES CONTINUE TO KEEP PET PEOPLE AWARE! PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT A CRATE IS NOT USED FOR A PLACE OF PUNISHMENT ie; a Time Out. A CRATE SHOULD BE THE PLACE THE DOG FEELS SAFE, NOT CORNERED WITH SHAME! THE MORE WE HAVE A VOICE FOR ALL ANIMAL's THE LESS IGNORANT THE HUMAN's BECOME...KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! I DO MY PART WHERE I CAN AND SO SHOULD, ALL OF US!

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  8. That is really good to hear dear. Having pets can be fun but taking care of them can sometimes be hard. Are you feeding your dog properly and on time? That could be one of the reasons for his agression.

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